Although relatively new in Western medicine, acupuncture was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. Used to treat just about everything from nausea to pain, acupuncture has become one of the most popular, and most intriguing, medical treatments at the moment. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you might consider trying this ancient, and often effective, practice, but first, you may be interested in finding how and why it works.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is based on the traditional Chinese medicine belief that the universe, and the body, is comprised of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. When they are not, however, problems occur.
Acupuncture works in accordance with the belief that energy, called “qi,” flows along specific pathways called meridians. This constant flow of energy keeps the body healthy and balanced. If the flow of energy becomes blocked, however, the disruption can lead to pain, illness and lack of function. Acupuncture aims to release the blockage and allow the qi to flow properly again. This proper flow can relieve the body of the pain and many other unpleasant symptoms it experiences.
How Acupuncture is Practiced
Acupuncture helps the body to heal itself of its ailments. It does this by stimulating specific anatomic sites on the body called acupuncture points, or acupoints. These points are typically stimulated by inserting fine, sterilized needles into the skin on top of the points. When the points are effectively stimulated, the body’s natural healing properties are activated through various physiologic systems. The addition of massage, pressure, electronic stimulation and heat may also be used to enhance the effects.
Along with needles, acupuncture practitioners may use other methods of stimulation, including cupping, manual massage, heat therapy and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Conditions That are Commonly Treated With Acupuncture
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Morning sickness
- Some dental pain
- Malposition of fetus
Acupuncture is also thought to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with other conditions, such as Bell’s Palsy, acne, labor, gouty arthritis, cancer pain and insomnia. Acupuncture typically takes several sessions in order to fully benefit those affected.
Tieperman Health and Wellness offers acupuncture that may help.
If you’re ready to try acupuncture for the problems you are experiencing, let the acupuncture practitioners at Tieperman Health and Wellness help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by calling 214-705-1799.
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